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DTE Energy’s rate case slashes home solar economics, pumps money into coal, is opposed by environmental groups

DTE Energy’s rate case slashes home solar economics, pumps money into coal, is opposed by environmental groups

January 30, 2019 at 8:37 am 0 comments

The Michigan Environmental Council, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club are sounding the alarm on DTE Energy’s Rate Case, claiming it is “unprecedented in dollar amount, scope and spending flexibility.” DTE Energy has requested that the Commission approve a mechanism that would cover $2.8 billion in capital expenditures andRead More

SepiSolar says California’s NEM policy revision paves the way for larger solar systems, quicker interconnection

SepiSolar says California’s NEM policy revision paves the way for larger solar systems, quicker interconnection

December 11, 2018 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A new SepiSolar white paper reveals the financial benefits of a pending revision to California’s net energy metering (NEM) policy. When finalized, commercial DC-coupled solar-plus-storage installations will not only be able to benefit from NEM, but will also be able to increase solar system size, reduce installation and permitting costs,Read More

Arizona regulators reject new solar fixed charges requested by two utilities (but ends net metering)

Arizona regulators reject new solar fixed charges requested by two utilities (but ends net metering)

September 13, 2018 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Out in Arizona, home of the demand charge, the Arizona Corporation Commission rejected a request by two utilities to subject new solar customers to large monthly fixed charges. As part of their recent rate cases, Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) and UNS Electric sought a monthly Grid Access Charge andRead More

Nevada rooftop solar industry booms again after 2017 policy change

Nevada rooftop solar industry booms again after 2017 policy change

May 7, 2018 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

The rooftop solar industry is shining once again in Nevada. NV Energy’s most recent annual plan noted a strong increase in applications for its SolarGenerations rooftop solar program following key state policy changes in 2017 that put the market back on track. SolarGenerations applications went from 287 in 2016 toRead More

South Carolina legislators trying to raise solar net metering cap again

South Carolina legislators trying to raise solar net metering cap again

May 7, 2018 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

South Carolina lawmakers approved a measure that will raise the limit on the number of South Carolinians that can invest in solar and earn credit for their excess power. Amendment 9, which was approved as part of House Bill 4950, will raise the net metering cap from its current 2%Read More

Solar workers rally in Connecticut to try to save net metering

Solar workers rally in Connecticut to try to save net metering

April 26, 2018 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar workers and advocates from over a dozen companies across Connecticut filled the area in front of the Connecticut’s Capitol Building’s north entrance with signs reading “Save Solar Jobs,” and “Fix SB9.” The rally was organized jointly by Solar Connecticut and The Alliance for Solar Choice, with participation from atRead More

Utilities scramble at last second to defeat popular solar bill in South Carolina

Utilities scramble at last second to defeat popular solar bill in South Carolina

April 11, 2018 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

Less than a week after the South Carolina House passed House Bill 4421 (the Electric Consumer Bill of Rights Act) with bipasrtisan support, the bill stalled after utilities raised a technical point that required the House to approve the legislation by a two-thirds majority. In today’s vote, the House votedRead More

South Carolina moves closer to lifting net metering cap for rooftop solar

South Carolina moves closer to lifting net metering cap for rooftop solar

April 9, 2018 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

A bill that will eliminate an artificial cap on net metering from rooftop solar installations, allowing for more people to have solar energy as an electricity option, is moving forward in South Carolina, passing a vote in the state House last week. South Carolina’s solar market grew significantly in 2017. TheRead More

Massachusetts DPU approves demand charge on residential solar customers, Vote Solar challenges

Massachusetts DPU approves demand charge on residential solar customers, Vote Solar challenges

January 15, 2018 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Nonprofit Vote Solar is challenging the controversial decision of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) to raise rates and create uncertainty for future solar customers in the Eversource utility territory. The Jan. 5 order by the DPU will force residential solar customers to pay additional charges that could rangeRead More

SEIA: Massachusetts net metering cap stalls $78 million in potential solar projects

SEIA: Massachusetts net metering cap stalls $78 million in potential solar projects

October 10, 2017 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

More than $78 million in solar projects are on hold in Massachusetts, according to new analysis from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). SEIA and Massachusetts partner organizations convened at the State Capitol on Oct. 3 to testify in support of two bills that would raise the net metering caps. TheRead More